You have many good points Jeanne other than the President remark because that an opinion best left to the polititions. You sound like a prochioce kinda person though =).
On the atheism, theism matter; you are most right. Just because I am a Christian doesnt mean you have to. It is wrong to pressure anyone into a religion. Religion or nonreligion is a choice you must make on your own. Many theists/athiests may disagree with me but not everyone is right.